Gutsy Kowloon Pride is poised to run for Hong Kong in next month's International Bowl following the defection of the United Arab Emirates' Diffident yesterday. The Jockey Club announced sweeping changes to the American challenge but ran out of runners for Dubai and the vacancy there has been switched to Hong Kong. With Patrick Biancone's pair of Bumper Storm and Michael's Choice out, the ranks are thinning and Kowloon Pride, winner of the first race of the new season, the SAR Chief Executive's Cup, is on standby to run. Special heads the Hong Kong challenge for the most interesting of the three International Races and will be backed up by Fastest Star and Quick Action. Kowloon Pride is next in line with the final runner likely to be decided on the outcome of tomorrow's Chevalier Cup. Trainer David Hill said last night: 'I have asked the owners and they are delighted with the prospect of getting a run in the International Bowl. I have been asked if we are prepared to run and we certainly are.' Owner Ambrose Turnbull, who has classy English sprinter Roman Imp with John Moore, knows a Bowl place beckons if the horse wins the Chevalier Cup. 'I think he'll get the 1,400 metres and there's more at stake now than before. 'The Chevalier Cup would be a very nice race to win but a run in the Bowl makes it even more attractive,' said Turnbull. The only American runner to stand his ground from the original entry list is Val's Prince in the Cup and there are no reserves remaining for North America in the Cup and the Vase. Any further American defections will mean extra places for Hong Kong horses. Flak Jacket is out of the Cup and the new Australian runner is Touch Of Force, but he may be out by Monday if he does not race well in a planned Melbourne outing today. That would leave the Ron Quinton-trained Foromor as the second Australian Cup representative behind last year's runner-up, Seascay, which is part-owned in Hong Kong by Dr Gene W. W. Tsoi, who has Sincerity with David Hayes. The new lineup for America is: Bowl: Amarettitorum and Men's Exclusive; Vase: La Soberbia; Cup: Inkatha and Val's Prince.